Who should play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire

| August 9, 2011 | 243 Comments More

The most commented on post in the whole of this site would have to be the Hunger Games Movie cast suggestions.  A HUGE number of fans have made suggestions for who they think should play Finnick Odair, despite the fact that we don’t meet Finnick until Catching Fire.  So it’s no surprise that with the announcement that Catching Fire will be made and even has a release date for November 2013, that attention has turned to just who will be in The Hunger Games sequel.

Hollywood Crush has today put forward their choices for Finnick.

Alex Pettyfer


Benjamin  Stone


Hunter  Parrish

I think they’d all make great Finnick Odairs, but here’s mine:

Hayden Christensen

My Hunger Games - Chris Pine

Chris Pine

My Hunger Games - Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch

Of course we want to know who YOU think should play Finnick Odair, so jump on and leave a comment.

What we know about Finnick Odair

Finnick Odair is the male tribute from District 4 who won the 65th Hunger Games at the age of 14. During those Games he was sent a trident, which might have been one of the most expensive gifts ever given in the Games. He excelled at using the trident as a weapon and with his skill for making nets, he would trap his opponents and then kill them.

He was also a mentor for the District 4 tributes during the 74th Hunger Games and took part in the 3rd Quarter Quell during which he was part of an alliance with Peeta, Katniss, Wiress, Beetee, Johanna Mason and his previous mentor, Mags.

He’s described as being tall, muscular and athletic, with golden skin, bronze-colored hair, and seafoam green eyes. Katniss puts his success down to a combination of his physical skill and unprecedented popularity among the Capitol.

His one and only true love is Annie Cresta, the 70th Hunger Games victor who went insane when her partner tribute got beheaded in the Games.

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  1. Hannah says:

    chris pine for sure.

  2. Pao says:

    I think Colton Haynes would be an AMAZING Finnick.

  3. Rochelle says:

    Oh god, anyone but Hayden Christensen. He may be hot, but he has absolutely no talent- at least not enough to pull of Finnick. :\

  4. Hunger Games Crazy says:

    ALEX P! He was my first thought. Maybe the second guy! As long as he can capture the role and looks like him, GIDDY!

    227 Days!

  5. Cammie says:

    Alex Pettyfer! he just has that look…

  6. Autumn says:

    Um no contest Alex pettyfer. And for all of you who wanted him as peeta he might have a chance of being finnick!

  7. Hunger--Gamer(survived, phew.) says:

    Alex Pettyfer. He is exacly how I imagine Finnick

  8. Shayla says:

    Since Finnick is essentially the Zac Efron of Panem…how about Zac!? It makes sence!!

  9. HG2985 says:

    NO Alex Pettyfer! His acting needs growth!! Chris Pine would be awesome!

  10. 4string says:

    Kellan Lutz. He has that swagger.

  11. R. Brouillet says:

    Alex 4 sure!!!

  12. Sydney :) says:

    Definetely Alex Pettyfer. But I don’t know…I think Robert Pattinson would be good too, he’s kinda how I pictured Finnick…

  13. Audrey says:

    Chris Pine for sure! Best. Idea. Ever.

  14. Lindsay says:

    Chris Pine HANDS down. He could pull off both the amazing sexy sugar cube eating Finnick AND the sweet amazing Finnick we all love.

  15. M says:

    You have to use Benjamin Stone the rest of them are horrible for that part. If you don’t make him that part it would be horrible because he has the looks and is a perfect actor.

  16. Artemis, Girl on Fire says:

    Chris Pine, please! He’s got that look…. How old was Finnick, again? (24) I can’t think of anyone else to play him but Chris.

  17. PEETA! says:

    Absolutely not alex pettyfer, he looks nothing I think finnick would look like. I like Chris Pine or Hayden Christiansen but I really like Chris pine if he greww his hiar out a tad

  18. Alley says:

    Garrett Hedlund!! I always pictured him as Finnick while reading Catching Fire!

  19. Maddy says:

    OMG! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KELLAN ALL THE WAY!!!! I AM IN LUV WITH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Yuri Meister says:

    Garrett Helund all the way. He’s pretty in a Greek statue kind of way, which I think is perfect. He also has the body that makes it look like he can kill with a Trident. I’m also very concerned over the role of Annie >.> -coughalexisbledelcough-

  21. Ireland says:

    Alex Pettyfer! Finnick needs to be HOT, and have a good body.

  22. Megan says:

    Benjamin stone

  23. Annie says:

    I think Zac Efron should play finnick……His voice i the voice i pictured finnick with…..I dont think alex pettyfer should be finnick cause he has that british accent that i dont think would be good for finnick i also dont think anyone from twilight should play finnick or any other character…..it would seem like hunger games was trying to copy twilight for people who havent read the books and they probably wont cast finnick till like christmas so we should all just chill out

  24. Nicholas says:

    Chris Pine

  25. hsps1997 says:

    Ken luckey all the way! Look at him hes just so Finnicky!!!!!

  26. hsps1997 says:

    Haha finnicky its an actual word

  27. Crystal says:

    Chris Pine? Seriously? He’s so bro-ish. I think Taylor Kitsch for sure!! He’s such a strong actor and definitely suits Finnick in every way.

  28. Artemis, Girl on Fire says:

    Honestly I used to think his hair was a sort of orange-bronze-color. That’s how I pictured him…

  29. HGluver says:

    I think alex pettyfier should have been peeta duh lol!!!

  30. Rosalie says:

    I Think, actually the guy from “Soul Surfer” the one that played Noah would fit the part:)…agree?..

  31. Nicki says:

    Alex pettyfer. He’s beyond perfect for the part.

  32. Sarah says:

    Here are a couple of suggestions: Trevor Donovan or Shaun Sipos.

  33. Cuzin says:

    Alex!!!!! For sure him in looks although Chris pine would do awsome in acting…. Hmmmm tough one :)

  34. ant says:

    I think Trevor Donvan would be an amazing finnick! He is what I pictured when reading the books.

  35. Mrs.Odair says:

    GARRETT HEDLUND ALL THE FRIGGIN WAY!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3

    & oh god. If freaking Alex Pettyfer gets it, the movie will probably be ruined. I mean, yeah, he's hot and all, but he CANNOT act. At all.

  36. lostie48 says:

    When I was reading the book I pictured Armie Hammer for the part. I think he would be perfect!

  37. Abby says:

    Eww they better keep Alex Pettyfer as far away from this movie as possible

    • Klarissa says:

      THANK YOU!!!FINALLY SOMEONE WHO AGREES WITH ME

      • Jennifer Lawrence says:

        U r freaking crazy Alex is spooking the way to go and for all the people who say he can’t act get over it he can so bug off ps I do think he would make an amazing finnick but I love who they casted for peeta any way Alex all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Catherine says:

    Alex Pettyfer by far! He is a great actor and has serious talent! And he would make a hot Finnick!

  39. Some Random says:

    Alex Pettyfer hands down. The others aren’t hot enough

  40. Niki says:

    I personally like Ryan Reynolds. And yes, I know he’s older than what Finnick should be, but he’s exactly how I pictured Finnick as I was reading. Plus, he could pull off the heartthrob look and playfulness that Finnick has

  41. #1 Team Peeta :) :) says:

    ALEX PETTYFER!!!!!!!!! i was hoping he would get casted as peeta and i was so bummed when josh hutcherson out of all people gets the job……but oh well…….finnick is definately ALEX PETTYFER!!!!!!!!

    • Okay are freaking out of your mind?? Alex Pettyfer as Peeta?? He’s hot yes, butn does he have talent?Nooooooooooooo! Josh was the most amazing Peeta in the history of the world! :P And no ALex Pettyfer can not, no way on earth, pull off Finnick. I actually detest all of the guys up there. I want someone like Orlando Bloom, cuz that’s how I pictured Finnick, but he’s probably a little old… And dude’s from Twilight would also kill the role so they bettter not use any of them. Actually the only [person worst for the role than Alex Pettyfer is Zac Effron. Gah, just thinking of him as Finnick makes me want to puke.

  42. Saskia says:

    From the guys here Taylor Kitsch looks most like “my” Finnick ^^
    I hope they don’t pick Alex Pettyfer for the part!!!!

  43. Karin says:

    Alex Pettyfer absolutely!!!!!!!

  44. Angela says:

    I think Chris Pine out of ur 3 but Alex Pettyfer has totally got my vote

  45. Kara says:

    Alex Pettyfer fer suree! :)

  46. Kara says:

    actually i’ve never seen him act and every1 seems to think he suckss so maybe nott.

  47. Sara says:

    I vote for Jensen Ackles. He has the perfect attitude and face. If only he were taller…

    • Amy says:

      Yes, Jensen Ackles. Period. No doubt about it. I don’t know, he’s just perfect and Finnick would be an exceptional role for him to play. :)

  48. Tova says:

    I think Simon Baker would be perfect!

  49. DB says:

    ALEX P.!!!!!!!!!!!!! he’s the one and only, i think he’ll be perfect! (MY opinion!)

  50. Michaela says:

    BENJAMIN STONE for sure. Seriously Alex Pettyfer is a very gifted actor but I don’t see him as Finnick. I see him as Cato. but Benjamin Stone is the best choice.If you don’t agree just watch him on The Nine Lives Of Chloe King as Alek. He is AMAZING

  51. Hunger Games Fan says:

    I think the guy from Tron could pull off Finnick

  52. Edg says:

    Justin Hartley.
    i believe he would be a great Finnick.
    see his acting on Smallville and you will see that they resemble each other pretty well. check him out.

  53. Carol says:

    Chris Pine is really the only choice for Finnick….yes he has the sexiness and the sweetness to pull it off! Total eye candy on the screen! Alex is cute but agree that his acting talent needs growth to do Finnick. Hayden…..not a fan.

  54. Sydney :) says:

    I don’t know why everyone is saying that Alex Pettyfer can’t act. I’ve seen him in Beastly and I think he did very well, and his character there was similar to the seductive Finnick in a way.

  55. Lexi says:

    Well i really wanted peeta to be played by Alex Pettyfer. So if peeta can’t be played by him than i think that Finnick so be!

  56. Johannarox says:

    I think Alex Pettyfer would be an awesome Finnick. It’s honestly not that big a deal for me, but he’d be my first choice.

  57. Jaden says:

    I think Robert Pattinson would be perfect for this role, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a Twilight fan.
    If you really think about it he fits perfectly, the hair, the body, the age, the eyes, they all fit.

    • abbie says:

      i respect your opinion but NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! he just doesnt have that finnick look, like Benjamin stone or Alex Pettyfer do…. he just cant pull it off. and trust me i’ve thought about it…NO

  58. Rose says:

    Alex ;) or Zac Efron XD. Hayden and Ben are cute too. NO ROBERT PATTINSON, I’m not hating on twilight or anything, but the movie sucked, he can’t really act…Finnick has turquoise eyes and strawberry blonde hair.

  59. Artemis, Girl on Fire says:

    What would be cool is if Tom Felton was in the movie somewhere…

  60. Hayley says:

    No WAY could Robert Pattinson pull off Finnick. Finnick is supposed to be blonde and have green (or was it blue?) eyes.

  61. Terry says:

    I honestly think Zac Efron

  62. Hunger Games Crazy says:

    As I said before, Alex all the way but to those who say Zack Efron, I can totally see it. Hair dye and contacts… FINNICK.

    But still.., go Alex

  63. PEETA! says:

    I like colton haynes and chris pine. I like taylor kitsch if he cut his hair. Finnick would look wrong with long hair…

  64. PEETA! says:

    Why is everyone saying alex pettyfer! Absolutely not. He’s all hype and looks too much like peeta. I mean he doesn’t look like josh but he just needs to stay as far away from the hunger games as possible. He doens’t fit here. Sorry if i offended anyone but i just really don’t like him

  65. Hunger says:

    Personally, I always imagined Finnick as being in his late 20′s or early 30′s, so most of these people seem too young to me. This being said, I think Jensen Ackles would be perfect…if only he were tanner! ;P

  66. Hungering says:

    Personally, I always imagined Finnick as being in his late 20s or early 30s, so most of these people seem too young to me. I think Jensen Ackles would be perfect….if only he were tanner! :P

  67. #1Hungergamesfanintheworld says:

    Alex pettyfer is much to young. Finnick should be played by an older man, someone in his thirtys.

  68. HaymitchisGod says:

    Ethier Hayden or Alex.

  69. Carol says:

    Eric Dane would be good as well, but Chris Pine is my first choice!

  70. Randi says:

    Alex Pettyfer definetly cause thats kinda how i pictured him pluse he is really hot!!!!!

  71. MerecedesGirl says:

    Chris Pine.Nuff said.

  72. Destiny says:

    Jackson Rathbone! He has the perfect green eyes!

  73. J&L says:

    Chris Pine he’s cool
    Totally AWESOME ,but please not Jackson Rathbone he got a golden raspberry

  74. Amber says:

    James Maslow would be perfect maybe

  75. ArenaRunner says:

    I agree on the James Maslow, Amber, but I imagined Gloss from Catching Fire as him….. ALEX PETTYFER!!!!!!!!!!!! ALEX PETTYFER!!!!!!! ALEX PETTYFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Sydney :) says:

    I thought Finnick had bronze hair, not blond?

  77. Maddy says:

    I HATE THE IDEA OF ALEX IN THIS MOVIE! HE SHOULD HAE TAKEN THE OFFER TO BE PEETA BUT HE DIDNT SO HE LUCKED OUT SO I THINK ALEX IS JUST SUCKY!!!!!!!!!!! ok i have yelled it out! lol!!!!! ok i would say Zac Efron now is super sexy but he isnt kind enough and I couldnt picture him being Finnick so I would Jackson Rathbone is out to because of his hair and everything and plus if anyone from Twilight is gonna be in this movie its Kellan Lutz because he is just…. I just love him!!!!!!!!!!! and Hunter Parrish, you just cant get any worse then that!!!!! Chris Pine hes pretty good! But if Kellan Lutz isnt Finnick then my choice would either be Colton Haynes or Trevor Donovan!

  78. Yeah Peeta! says:

    My vote is either Alex or Chris Pine. They are both very gifted actors. IF any one should stay away from this movie it would be ZACK EFFRON! He had his shining star moment in Charlie St. Cloud and High School Musical. NOT the FInnick Odair AT ALL!!

  79. katnissnpeeta says:

    well to be honest, alex pettyfer is too lovey, not very sensual. i think that chris pine is a better actor than hayden christensen, but he’s just to kinky. hayden christensen is my vote, but i know that suzanne will keep us surprised.

  80. Syd says:

    ALEX ALEXALEXALEXALEXALEXALEXALEXALEXALEXALEXALEXALEX!

  81. Autumn says:

    Ok I tried to see the main fan fav so here are the votes.

    Alex:28 votes
    Benjamen:3 votes
    Hunter:1 vote
    Hayden:3 votes
    Chris:13 votes
    Taylor:2 votes
    Other:28 votes
    Anyone but this person or I cant decides :4 votes
    So there they are.

  82. alex says:

    ALEX PETTYFER SHOULD BE FINNICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \m/

  83. Jackie says:

    CHRIS OR ALEX!!!!!! EITHER WOULD BE PERFECT!!!!!!!!

  84. Michaela says:

    Benjamin Stone! We don’t have enough of his fans! Haha I wouldn’t mind Colton Haynes though….

  85. Rosaliee says:

    AHHHH!!! omygoshh! Zac Efronn!! HEllo Georgeouss!

  86. Alley says:

    What about that benjiman guy he looks like a good Finnck

  87. Sarah says:

    I think Benjamin Stone would be fitting in some ways. He is very good looking that is for sure and has the cockiness that Finnick has (atleast in the current TV show he is in) Alex P. is ok…but I am not sure he could play broken in the later movies.

    For the other options shown…they are WAY TOO OLD!
    For anyone who can do the math…Finnick won the 65th games when he was 14. Nine years later would make him 23. When he is in the 75th he would be 24, Which is the exact age of Benjamin Stone.

    If Finnick were older…I would choose Ryan Reynolds. But he isn’t. He isn’t much older than Katniss and Peeta himself, which makes his life so much sadder if you think about how he has been made a prostitute for all intents and purposes by the Capitol.

  88. julia says:

    alex pettyfer, kellan lutz, or colton haynes!!!

  89. Tobey says:

    I like Ben Stone. I think he would do the role justice. He just needs to bulk up, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The guy is already pretty fit. Robert Pattinson was not in shape for the first Twilight, but got in shape for the second one.

  90. cheyenne says:

    You have to use Benjamin Stone the rest of them are horrible for that part. He look how i would picture Finnick would look and he is an amazing actor.

  91. kristy says:

    Please cast Ben Stone. He would be a great Finnick. He has the cocky guy role down and he can do an American accent. Please cast unknown actors in the film. Franchises do better with unknowns – Star Trek, Xmen, Superman (the first ones), Spiderman. Need I say more…..

  92. lucy says:

    Benjamine Stone would be the best for the role of Finnick. He is an amazing actor. Check him out on The Nine Lives of Chloe King which airs on abcfamily tuesdays at 9/8. Tune in for the Finale this Tuesday. You won’t regret it. I absolutely love him and this show <3 =)

  93. Autumn says:

    Alex:31 votes
    Benjamen:10 votes
    Hunter:1 vote
    Hayden:3 votes
    Chris:14 votes
    Taylor:2 votes
    Other:31 votes
    Anyone but this person or I cant decides :4 votes
    So there they are.

  94. Sunny says:

    Are you people insane???

    GREGG SULKIN would be PERFECT for Finnick! He looks the part, he can certainly act it, and he can do an American accent!

  95. peeta pan! says:

    Hayden Christensen! i love star wars and he was great in that movie!!! ;)

  96. jenna says:

    Benjamin Stone all the way, he has an incredible body, gorgeous face and the acting chops to pull of the role

  97. adam says:

    Having seen Benjamin Stone in a few things, I can safely see he is my number one choice.

  98. CArly1 says:

    Yep, i agree Benjamin Stone would make an amazing Finnick, just unleash him and he will do the role justice. Have you seen those cheek bones!!???

  99. Caytlin says:

    I think that either Alex Petyfer or Ben Stone shoudl play Finnick in Cathcing Fire, nobody else. First, more people would go to see it if they knew more famous actors were in the movie and also because they resemble the closest to how i pictured Finnick while reading the books(:

  100. The Girl With The Mockingjay says:

    Alex Petyfer! he is exactly how i imagined him in while reading. and if you read the book it said that Finnick has blue/green eyes and Alex has them! he is also very hot and would draw a LOT of people to the cinemas because of his eye candy and also the talent this sctor has :)

  101. canuslunar says:

    Alex Pettyfer would be a really good Finnick, That’s exactly how my friend and I pictured him, he just looks like a good candidate. :D

  102. Andrea says:

    It has to be Alex Pettyfer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. Lia says:

    alex pettyfer or cam gigandet :))

  104. Emma says:

    ALEX!!!!!!! He would be amazing! Him and Jeremy Sumpter.

  105. Emma says:

    Oh and James Maslow would be terrible he is a pretty boy and that is not how Finnick or really anybody else in the books are and sure Finnick is a little bit of a pretty boy but James Maslow is not going to be anybody in this movie. This is just like that Chloe Mortez as Katniss thing it’s not going to happen. Well let’s pray.

  106. ALEX, PLEASE? ALEX, ALEX, ALEX!!!!! I ALWAYS PICTURE HIM AS PEETA BUT THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOW. SO JUST LET HIM PLAY FINNICK, I WANT TO SEE HIM IN THE MOVIE. <3

  107. Mariah says:

    alex pettyfer? really? he can’t act. im sorry. he’s handsome but he just can’t act and is just not finnick-y to me.

    garrett hedlund is my choice.

  108. Amy says:

    Ian Somerhalder or bust.

  109. Emma says:

    @Mariah Alex Pettyfer is awesome for three reasons. One, he is an awesome actor. Two, He is British. Three, he is very very very hot. And yes Garrett Hedlund would be cool to. He is actually a really good singer.
    @Amy sorry but no. Again sorry

  110. Thresh says:

    Dustin Clare! If you haven’t seen him in Spartacus: God’s of the Arena, go watch it. He is perfect for Finnick. Besides, Finnick needs to appear older and more mature than any of these “proposed” actors.

  111. Mayday says:

    Drew Van Acker. Bronze hair, eyes like the sea.
    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2826470400/nm3216408

  112. lily says:

    hayden christensen or garrett hedlund!!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. Callie says:

    BEN STONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEN STONE OR DEATH : )

  114. Jami says:

    I actually agree with the Zach Efron Idea…. When reading the book I imagine Finnick as sort of “pretty” not crazy sexy like Chris Pine or Alex Pettyfer. I was even thinking a much over looked but AMAZING actor Emile Hirsch or Chace Crawford. They all could pull off the arrogance and beauty of Finnick.

  115. Elena says:

    I think that Tom Felton would be a good Finnick<3 He is actually who I pictured while reading…well him, and Alex<3 Either one would be a good choice<3

  116. Kyle says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who pictured Kellan Lutz. I don’t mean to stir up more Hunger Games/Twilight controversy but Kellan Lutz is the only person I would choose. He has a certain “swagger” about him (A swagger that would lead to relations to ANYONE in the Capitol). He is gorgeous. He oozes sexuality and cockiness. He’s muscular. The only problem I could see is his fragile state in the last book… I don’t know how well he could portray that. Hmm. Alex Pettyfer is nothing like the Finnick I imagined. Too thin, too foreign.

  117. Shelly says:

    Alan Ritchson and not just bc he was Aquaman on Smallville. When I was reading the books he was the only one I could picture in the role. Tall, blond, and built like a swimmer.

  118. Katie says:

    Alex for the win!

  119. thg lover says:

    i think alex pettyfer ,chris pine, or chris hemsworth those are my suggestions

  120. Dana says:

    In the books he is described as having bronze hair, so I don’t know why everyone is choosing blondes… I think Grant Gustin would make a perfect Finnick! I saw it suggested somewhere earlier this week and I am in love with the idea.

  121. Allie says:

    Does Luke Mitchell not mean anything to anyone????? He’s prefect for it! He plays Romeo Smith on Home and Away and him and Finnick are both very flirty so he could pull that off well. Plus he has Finnick’s looks. He’s hot as hell, and kinda has a surfer thing going on that I always pictured Finnick having. I think he could play Finnick all broken in the end too.

    • Paige says:

      I agree with you 100%!!! I’m in the midst of campaigning for Luke right now!! You can follow @LukeMForFinnick on Twitter & lukemitchforfinnickodair.tumblr.com on Tumblr.

  122. Brittney says:

    Wow, I can’t believe I’m one of the only people on here that is totally pro Hunter Parrish! The whole time I read ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Mockingjay’ I imagined Hunter Parrish. People tend to want an actor to be exactly as they are portrayed in the book; that’s what dye and contact lenses are for. Jennifer Lawrence was platinum, and they fixed that right up. I think Parrish would do an excellent job as Finnick; not overly masculine and not too feminine in stature; also has the flirty appeal that Finnick has in the book(s). Not to mention I think he’d also do a great job with the ‘crazed’ Finnick we see in ‘Mockingjay’. Just because some actors aren’t as established as others doesn’t mean they can’t act. Nobody will ever agree, but then again .. everyone processes literature differently. Note: If Robert Pattinson would be cast as Finnick, I’d break every glass object in my apartment.

  123. Isabelle says:

    Definitly Garret Hedlund! He looks exactly how I pictured Finnick! And he’s gorgeous too ;)

  124. Bella says:

    ALEX PETTIFER!!! other wise kellan lutz…

  125. Lo says:

    either garrett hedlund or chris pine! :)

  126. Jenna says:

    I believe even though Alex petttifer i some what talented i believe that Benjamine Stone is more what most fans see as a Finnick type ive seen him in Chloe King and i like many others can picture him as finnick so ii say Benjamine Stone

  127. april says:

    i agree Benjamine stone !!!!!!!!!

  128. CowsTails1412 says:

    I Think Joey Graceffa should play Finnick he is in the top 5 for who should play Finnick on Wiki i think he is a great actor and should play Finnick
    Here Is The Link To Wiki:
    http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/Top_10_list:Top_10_to_play_Finnick_Odair

  129. samantha says:

    Hunter Parrish should play Finnick I love him in weeds and hes AMAZING and very GOOD LOOKING

  130. nik says:

    TAYLOR KITSCH!! definiteley, he is an awesome acore, and for all of you who want his hair cut, it was recaintly cut for a movie so just look it up on google.

  131. nik says:

    TAYLOR KITSCH!! definiteley, he is an awesome actor, and for all of you who want his hair cut, it was recaintly cut for a movie so just look it up on google

  132. Amber says:

    I gotta go with Chris Pine.

  133. Sophie says:

    I really think Grant Gustin (the guy from the all boys school on Glee) would make an amazing Finnick. When I read the second book I kept picturing him as Grant Gustin. But yeah, that’s just me.

  134. amy says:

    You know, I know this sounds tupid, but when I was reading I always imagine CLEMENT CHAUBERNAUD as Finnick: http://i.models.com/i/db/2011/3/41802/41802-500w.jpg

  135. candy grill says:

    ewwwww alex p. hes so ugly CHRIS PINE is absolutely perfecy hands down. finnick has golden skin green eyes and bronze hair and is hot. CHRIS PINE looks exacty like that. CHRIS PINE should be in catching fire or else i will cry and never see the others i want chris pine as finnick odair not any others (:

  136. cat says:

    CHRIS PINE NO ONE ELSE

  137. TillCece B says:

    Lucas Till, Chris Pine, or Alex Pettyfer should play Finnick

  138. Sally says:

    NOT chris. He is waaay to old looking..

  139. Girl says:

    Chase Crawford or Logan Lerman were my first choice :)

  140. Pinkky says:

    I think Jake Abel from Percy jackson the lighting thief should play Finnick because that was the first person that came up in my mine to play finnick.

  141. Nicole says:

    Alex Pettyfer is EXACTLY how I picture Finnick!

  142. IRINAAA says:

    GRANT GUSTIN FOR FINNICK.

  143. Hannah says:

    Umm, all of these people are to young to play Finnick because he is supposed to be a bit older than Katniss and Peeta.

  144. Kate says:

    Matt Bomer – he has the PERFECT eyes!! and he’s gorgeous!

  145. Jess says:

    First off, Alex Pettyfer cannot act. He may be pretty but he would never really bring Finnick to life. He also has a pretty bad on-set reputation.

    While Zac Efron could probably do a good job when you look at Zac Efron in movie you see Zac Efron more than whatever character he’s playing.

    I think Taylor Kitsch is perfect. With a few tweaks he looks exactly how I pictured Finnick and was amazing in Friday Night Lights. He’s also 30. Finnick is 24 but since the other actors are older than their age whoever they cast as Finnick will have to be as well to look older than Jennifer Lawrence.

  146. Adriana says:

    I think Grant Gustin would make an awesome Finnick. He’s still a relative unknown (i KNOW he was on glee but for not very many episodes). I heard somewhere that he’d make a good Finnick and ever since, when i read the books again he’s what comes to mind!
    Whoever it is, I can’t wait! November 2013 is WAY to far awy!

    • hgcf11 says:

      YEESS he is soo gorgeous!! and he could definitely pull off that confident finnick charm! but he would have to bulk up a little haha

  147. Anna says:

    I think Joey Garceffa should play Finnick.

  148. Ashly says:

    Alex Pettyfer, he’s the closest man to the image I got from the book. I believe he’d be the best. :D

  149. amanda says:

    taylor k. should be finnick…finnick is so smug in the book and alex p looks too young to play him and taylor looks like he can pull off the smug attitude…i don’t think cris pine would look good with the bronze colored hair that finnick has…all in all pick someone that most matches finnicks discription in the book and who can pull off me sexy and smug without being a douche

  150. Lauren says:

    Ian Harding HAS to be Finnick! That’s EXACTLY how I pictured him!!!! He’s a good actor and he’s HOT AS HELL! HES PERFECT

  151. Lauren says:

    Jeremy Sumpter would also make a GREAT Finnick!

  152. valerie says:

    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ALEX IS ONE OF THE WORST POSIBLE PEOPLE FOR FINNICK IN HISTORY ALONG WITH BENJI AND HUNTER THE ONLY GUY THAT COULD EVER COME CLOSE TO FINNICK WOULD BE CHRIS, TAYLOR AND HAYDEN MAYBE COULD COME CLOSE TO CHRIS BUT NONE ARE THE AMAZING FINNICK YOU NEED SOMEONE WITH THAT AMAZING LOOK THAT WHEN YOU SEE HIM YOUR MOUTH DROPS AND YOUR EYES ALMOST FALL OUT OF YOUR HEAD HE ALSO HAS TO COME OFF WITH THAT AMAZING PERSONALITY OF GENTAL, LOVING, RUGEDNES, CARE, HUMOR, HE HAS TO MAKE YOU LAUGH AND FINNCK IS ONE OF MY ALL FAVORITE CHARACTERS BECAUSE HES THE PERFECT GUY AND NONE OF THESE GUYS FIT THAT AMAZING PERSONALITY NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY, AND ALEX WILL AND SHOULD NEVER BE FINNCK NO MATTER WHAT!!!! AND GARY ROSS ALREAD HAS A FINNCK CHOSEN!! BTW FINNICK CANT BE A SOMEBODY RIGHT NOW THEY NEED A NO BODY OR HALF WAY THERE TO SOMEBODY ACTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. valerie says:

    NO OFFENCE TO ANY ACTORS JS, AND KELLAN LUTZ SHOULD AND COULD NEVER BE FINNICK!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!

  154. jordynn says:

    Benjamin Stone obviii :)) He would be perfect. I just think he should start reading the Hunger Games!

  155. Kendal says:

    ALEX PETTYFER or LACHLAN BUCHANAN!!!!

  156. vicki says:

    alex… origially wanted him as petta but yea hed make a pretty finnick :]]]]]]]]]]]]

  157. Nessa says:

    Garrett Hedlund.

  158. Grace says:

    i think ryan gosling should play Finnick Odair, if they shave his beird!LOL

  159. Kayla says:

    As good looking as Chris Pine is, he’s too old. Everybody complained at first that Jennifer Lawrence was too old to play Katniss and she was 4 years older than the character when they started. Finnick is supposed to be 24, and Chris Pine is almost 10 years older. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but I imagined Alex Pettyfer the second Finnick appeared in the book. But maybe with his hair just a tad darker. Hopefully Francis Lawrence has as good a sense for the characters as Gary Ross did, and they’ll find the right guy!

  160. Grace says:

    Guys listen Ryan gosling would be an amazing finnick look at pictures with no beard he would be great if they shaved his beard and cut his hair and spike it up.Natalie Portman would be a good Annie too!lol

  161. Grace says:

    Guys listen Ryan gosling would be an amazing finnick look at pictures with no beard he would be great if they shaved his beard and cut his hair and spike it up.Natalie Portman would be a good Annie too!lol

  162. Emily Hill says:

    NO ROBERT PATTINSON!!!!!!!!!!Suzan Collins was trying to make this series be compared to the twilight series. And choosing Robert would make that much easier. Benjamin stone is cute but that accent would not be right and finnick has no accent whatsoever! I think that Alex Would be better for finnick!

    • Emily Hill says:

      Sorry I meant not in Suzan Collins was not wanting her series being compared to the twilight series! SORRY GUYS!

    • Katlan45 says:

      Any one can get rid of an accent as quickly as it came so his accent doesn’t really matter and I swear if robert gets the part im going to flip .

  163. Lily says:

    I think Alex Pettyfer!!!! Or even Joey Gracffa!

  164. Mikah says:

    I personally think Zac Efron would be a GREAT Finnick Odair. He’s got golden skin, you could dye his hair, and has the perfect appearance. Perfect!!

  165. Lucy says:

    Trevor Donovan should play Finnick ;)

  166. Rebecca says:

    Finnick should definitely be played by Alex pettyfer he would make the perfict finnick

  167. Grace says:

    Alex pettyfer is just another pretty boy who dont know how to act Ryan Gosling needs to be finnik

  168. Robyn says:

    Cam gigandet

  169. Grace says:

    DONT EVER SAY ROBERT PATTENSON HE IS FROM TWILIGHT AND HE’S TOO PALE AND PLUS THEY ARE FILMING PART TWO OF BRAKING DAWN AND HES JUST TOO DANG UGLY

  170. Lauren says:

    Chris pine for sure! He is supposed to be older than katniss! All the other guys look little kidish!

  171. darcey says:

    I pictured trevor donovan while reading catching fire. He would be perfect! Some of the other actors listed are not Finnick. Go with a lesser known actor. Trevor looks like he belongs in the water holding a trident.

  172. morgan says:

    ROBRT PATTINSON!!! OMG YEEEEES! he so totaly fits the bill, shame he’s in twilight tho, but hunger games would probably loose their fandom if he’s casted. but if he is i’ll love hunger games even more! they’re both hansom and gorgeous! ahh! yes. deffs robert pattinson!

  173. Flozbo says:

    Douglas Booth! – Soooo Hot, and a good actor!!!!
    (look him up now!)

  174. YESHIE says:

    ALEX PETTYFER. No doubt that he’s a good actor and can play the role of Finnick Odair of The Catching Fire. He’s awesome and so good looking! =`)

  175. cady says:

    nathaniel buzolic would be awesome

  176. CFGirl says:

    Robert pattinson or chris pine<33333

  177. Jesse says:

    CHANNING TATUM!!!!!!! He is soooo hot and is DEFINETLY how I imagined Finnick to be

  178. Grace says:

    i think either alex petyfer or chris pine

  179. Amanda says:

    The person i would love to see as Finnick would be Austin Butler, but Alex Pettyfer would be good aswell.
    Both are very good portrayals of Finnick in the book.

  180. Dontcare says:

    James gaisford duh!

  181. Lilly says:

    You guuuys Ryan Gosling or Jake Gyllenhaal. Only people ever worthy of the role.

  182. Well, I think James Gaisford is gonna play the roll of Joung Haymitch, for other side, I think Jeremy Sumpter would do a good job as Finnik Odair, look for him as Jeremy Sumpter 2012! Please!

  183. Maya says:

    None of those people should be Finnick!!
    Jeremy Sumpter! Should play Finnick!!!

  184. Abbie says:

    benjamin stone or alex pettyfer

  185. Rachel says:

    What about Chris Evans? He’s super attractive and his personality in “The Fantastic Four” was hilarious like Finnick’s, but he can be serious like he was in “Captain America” I think he should be considered.

  186. GMo says:

    Chris Pine all the way!!!!

  187. Andrea Barron says:

    I kept picturing Josh Duhamel from that Las Vegas show as Finnick Odair while reading. It just seemed fitting.

  188. Katlan45 says:

    Honestly all those people that everyone are saying are awesome but wouldn’t they want a actor thats not well known… For everyones sake put benjamin stone. When I first read the book I was trying to figure out who would be the perfect finnick odair.. So I went on a website and look up actors then I remembered this guy that was really only known for two things was a picture perfect for finnick. Maybe he doesn’t have sea green eyes or even bronze colored hair but If you watched 10 things I hate about you or even Nine lives of chloe king. Benjamin is an awesome actor… for those who believe me well then thats awesome but if your wondering what I’m saying about not well known well… you look at Alex Pettifer he’s amazingly well known but do you really think this guy that looks like he’s about to turn thirty can play are beloved finnick odair… All of you be smart about your actions because if the only person that we all hated gets the part we will all be angry.. wouldn’t we.

    • abbie says:

      I LOVE YOUR COMMENT!!! I understand what you mean about not well known, and alex is just a good back up

      • Sandra says:

        Kyle Schmid would make a great Finnick Odair.

      • nanarad says:

        Kyle Schmid could be good… Guy is walking embodiment of Charm and an excellent actor!

      • Katlan45 says:

        Yeah exactly thanks for understanding what im trying to say alot people still want him and your absolutely right about alex being a back up.!!!!!!!!!!!! I that Benjamin stone should honestly play the part!!!!!!

  189. H2O Just Add Water says:

    I think that Luke Mitchell from H2O just add water as Will would be absolutely perfect to play Finnick Odair! HE is soooooo hot and he is a swimmer! he would be an awesome finnick

  190. Lollipop says:

    Grant Gustin, for sure! <3 ;)
    Why hasn't anyone mentioned him :O ?

  191. saxmachine223 says:

    ok i think sawyer hartman should play finnick if you dont know him look him up!!!!!! and i also think zack efron would be awesome as finnick

  192. yabii says:

    hunter parish should play finnick maybe

  193. yabii says:

    maybe hunter parish should play finnick odair

  194. I think no to all of the guys up there, ecspecially Alex Pettyfer. And, what the freaking hell is wrong with those of you who thought he should be Peeta and didn’t like Josh Huctherson as him? Josh Hutcherson as Peeta was pretty much the most amazing casting I’ve ever seen. (Sorry, getting side tracked)Anyway, they cast amazingingly well for the first Hunger Games so I’m hoping they’ll do the same for Catching Fire. I’m hoping they’ll find some gorgeous new undiscovered talent for Finnnick. And if not that I’m hoping for someone like Orlando Bloom, although I guess he’d be a little old now… *sigh*

  195. TT says:

    CHRIS HEMSWORTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  196. Denise says:

    CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD CHACE CRAWFORD…..PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT…..CHACE CRAWFORD FOR FINNICK!!!!! ENOUGH SAID………..

  197. JENNIFER says:

    THE ONLY ACTOR FOR THE ROLE IS CHACE CRAWFORD… ALEX PETTYFER IS A DIVA THAT LIKES TO WHINE AND CRY ON SET AND START DRAMA….. GARRETT HEDLUND IS A WASHED UP ACTOR THAT HAS NO TALENT….AS FOR Grant Gustin, ZAC EFRON, BEN STONE, AND R-PATZ JUST EWWWWWW EWWWWW EWWWW….NO!!!!!!!!

  198. Madeline says:

    Definitly Alex Pettyfer

  199. JessicaLynn says:

    Robert Pattinson would be a TERRIBLE Finnick. Plus, it wouldn’t be fair since he’s already the star of the biggest competing movie franchise. I wish Landon Liboiron could be Finnick! I’m not sure how his acting skills would pan out in the arena, but he is for sure fine as hell! And exactly how I pictured Finnick.

  200. Alexandra says:

    Even though Benjamin Stone has brown eyes, his acting is amazing and will make your heart melt as Finnick. Alex Pettyefer is definetly my second choice, I have seen him in other movies and he plays the serious, mysterious person well. Benjamin though, can be serious, sexy, fun going, and lovable all at the same time. I believe he will be the bedst choice for the Hunger Games cast.

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